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Banner - Frequently Asked Questions

The Department Director or Authorized Supervisor is responsible for a new Banner User account application. The application must be made using his/her valid La Sierra University email and send to banner@lasierra.edu, with the following information:

  • ID and Full Name of the new Banner user
  • La Sierra University email address of the new Banner user.
  • Specify whether the new Banner user is a student employee or staff
  • Specify Banner access privileges. Either provide a username in the department whom you want the new Banner user to have similar access to or give a list of Banner forms, reports and processes. Access to Banner objects is subject to approval.

The Database Administrator will then contact the new Banner user with the account information and temporary password. The new Banner user will be prompted to change the password upon login.

Note: If you haven't heard from us within the next two working days after the request was made, please email us again at banner@lasierra.edu to let us know of the fact. Thanks.

Steps to change my Banner Password

  1. While in Banner, go to GUAPSWD form.
  2. At the Oracle Password prompt, enter your old or current password, then press TAB.
  3. At the New Oracle Password prompt, enter a new password, then press TAB. (A valid password must be at least 5 characters long, must begin with an alphabet, and contains at least one digit/number)
  4. At the Verify Password prompt, re-enter your new password.
  5. Click OK. You should get a message saying: "Password has been changed – Reconnecting". Click OK and it’s done.

Note: Please remember to keep your password confidential, for you are responsible for it. Sharing your password may lead to the revocation of your Banner privilege and also the termination of your employment.

Using your valid La Sierra University email, please email banner@lasierra.edu to have your Banner password reset, with the following information:

  • Login Name
  • Full Name
  • ID
  • Department Name
  • Contact Phone Number

The Database Administrator will then contact you with your new password.

Note: If you need your password reset immediately, please come by our office personally with your valid LSU ID.

Internet Native Banner (INB), which was previously known as Web-enabled Banner, can be accessed both on and off-campus. However, if you are accessing it off-campus, high speed internet connection such as DSL and Cable Modem are recommended.

To access INB, click here.

Macintosh Screen Printing

  • Method 1
    • Cntrl-Cmd-Shift-4 (OS 8.x, OS9)
      • Converts your cursor to a "cross-hair", allowing you to define a specific rectangular area of the screen to capture. This includes drop down menus (after you release the mouse button), the captured image is pasted to the Clipboard. The image can then be pasted directly into a document.
  • Method 2
    • Cntrl-Cmd-Shift-4-Caps Lock (MacOS OS 8.x, OS9)
      • Converts your cursor to a "target", capturing the active window to the clipboard. This image can then be pasted directly into a document.

These screen images can then be pasted directly onto Microsoft Word and print it.

Windows Screen Printing

  • Alt-Print Screen will capture the active window to the clipboard.

This image can then be pasted directly onto Microsoft Word and print it. 

There are various methods that allow you to carry out certain functions in Banner. For example, if you want to commit a transaction, you can use any of the three methods below:

  1. Click on the icon with the diskette graphic on it, or
  2. Click on the File on the menu bar and select Save, or
  3. Press the F10 function key on the keyboard.

F10 function key has been configured to act as a Commit. There are other keys that have been configured to do other functions.

LSU Banner 5 Key Map

The following is a listing mapped function keys used in Banner for GUI and Web.
You may view online Key Map with "Show Keys" (Ctrl+F1).

FunctionKey Map
Block MenuF5
Clear BlockShift+F5
Clear FieldCtrl+U
Clear FormShift+F7|Home
Clear RecordShift+F4
CommitF10
Count QueryShift+F2
Delete RecordShift+F6
Display ErrorShift+F1
DownCtrl+L|DownArrow
Duplicate ItemF3
Duplicate RecordF4
EditCtrl+E
Enter QueryF7
Execute QueryF8
ExitCtrl+Q
Exit with ValueShift+F3
Insert RecordF6
LeftLeftArrow
List of ValuesF9
Next BlockCtrl+PageDown
Next FieldTab
Next RecordShift+DownArrow
Next Set of RecordsShift+Ctrl+PageDown
Previous BlockCtrl+PageUp
Previous FieldShift+Tab
Previous RecordShift+Up
PrintShift+F8
ReturnReturn
RightRightArrow
Scroll DownPageDown
Scroll LeftShift+LeftArrow
Scroll RightShift+RightArrow
Scroll UpPageUp
Show KeysCtrl+F1
UpCtrl+P|UpArrow
Update RecordShift+Ctrl+U

A vertical bar(|) denotes an either/or choice. Created by Database Support x2204

A. Steps to create your Personal Menu:

  1. Go to GUAPMNU form in Banner.
  2. Under the name column, enter the 7-character names of the forms/reports you wish to include in your personal menu. After entering one, arrow down to the next to enter more.
  3. Once you are done, save it. Note: If the following error "FRM-40202: Field must be entered." occurs, remove the empty record where your cursor is, and try to save it again.
  4. Exit from GUAPMNU.
  5. Click on the Personal Menu, which is the last item on the left of your screen, and you will see your Personal Menu. Personal Menu can also be accessed via the Department Menu or via Direct Access by typing *PERSONAL.
  6. If you want to make your personal menu your default menu, follow the B steps below.

Note: Default menu is the menu that appears when you first login into Banner.

B. Steps to make the Personal Menu created in the above step your default menu:

  1. Go to GUAUPRF form in Banner.
  2. Click on Open Menu Options button.
  3. Enter *PERSONAL as the User Default.
  4. Save it.
  5. Exit out of Banner.
  6. Login to a new Banner session, and *PERSONAL will be the default menu.

If you are wondering whether there is need to have a department menu for your department, you may want to look at those that have been set up. When you login into Banner, you will see the Departments Menu listed on the left.

A. Steps to create your Department Menu:

  1. Gather a list of forms/reports you want to be included in your department menu.
  2. Send the list to banner@lasierra.edu. Please remember to mention your department name in your email. If you are not the Department Head, please also send him/her a copy for authorization.
  3. Once created, you will be given the department code, and this code will replace *DEPT in step B.3 below.
  4. In order to make your department menu your default menu, follow the B steps below.

Note: Default menu is the menu that appears when you first login into Banner.

B. Steps to make the Department Menu created in the above step your default menu:

  1. Go to GUAUPRF form in Banner.
  2. Click on Open Menu Options button.
  3. Enter *DEPT as the User Default. Remember to replace *DEPT with the department code given in step A.3 above.
  4. Save it.
  5. Exit out of Banner.
  6. Login to a new Banner session, and your department menu will be the default menu.